HP Products 2-8-8-2

HP Products 2-8-8-2

Postby j p » Wed Aug 22, 2012 3:02 pm

This photo is posted here only as an evidence that the giant 2-8-8-2 exists.
Does anyone have this engine?
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Re: HP Products 2-8-8-2

Postby AstroGoat760 » Wed Aug 22, 2012 3:14 pm

I don't have one myself, but according to an HP ad that I have, the HP 2-8-8-2 is made from two consolidation frames with a HP Challenger boiler.
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Re: HP Products 2-8-8-2

Postby ConducTTor » Wed Aug 22, 2012 3:33 pm

In the immortal words of Paris Hilton, "that's hot".
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Re: HP Products 2-8-8-2

Postby areibel » Wed Aug 22, 2012 3:57 pm

The 2-8-8-2 is very rare, it was the first articulated HP sold. It was built out of two 2-8-0 chassis with the small drivers, but with most guys running small radius curves ( below 18 inches) it wouldn't stay on the rails. The 4-6-6-4 was a little better, so they used the medium drivers to get a slightly shorter axle spacing so it would better. The difference isn't much, only a little over a quarter of an inch, but it must have helped. The boiler is the same casting, so th elocomotive isn't really bigger than a the 4-6-6-4.
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Re: HP Products 2-8-8-2

Postby AstroGoat760 » Wed Aug 22, 2012 4:36 pm

Here is a catalog page from 1949 showing the 2-8-8-2.
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Re: HP Products 2-8-8-2

Postby CaTTwoman281 » Wed Aug 22, 2012 11:42 pm

ConducTTor wrote:In the immortal words of Paris Hilton, "that's hot".


Seriously. I am quite sure that there are more intelligent people that have said that.
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Re: HP Products 2-8-8-2

Postby TinGoat » Fri Aug 24, 2012 7:42 pm

CaTTwoman281 wrote:
ConducTTor wrote:In the immortal words of Paris Hilton, "that's hot".


Seriously. I am quite sure that there are more intelligent people that have said that.

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Re: HP Products 2-8-8-2

Postby j p » Tue Apr 29, 2014 3:41 am

And here is the kit:
The motor in it is wrong, it needs a shorter shaft - but that can be fixed.

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Re: HP Products 2-8-8-2

Postby Marquette » Tue Apr 29, 2014 10:32 am

CaTTwoman281 wrote:
ConducTTor wrote:In the immortal words of Paris Hilton, "that's hot".


Seriously. I am quite sure that there are more intelligent people that have said that.


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Re: HP Products 2-8-8-2

Postby Arseny » Tue Apr 29, 2014 10:59 am

My congratulations!

Sometime ago it was my dream - American big steam locomotive, like 2-8-8-2 or 2-6-6-2.
But later I've understood that I do not have enough space for it, and decided on 4-8-2 "Mountain"... :smile:
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